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Akio Hoshino Interview

Date: July 11, 1997
Location: Seattle, Washington
Videographer: Matt Emery
Densho ID: ddr-densho-1000-26
01:36:31
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Nisei male. Born April 28, 1919, in Seattle, Washington. Spent prewar years in Seattle's Central area. Incarcerated at the Puyallup Assembly Center, Washington, and Minidoka concentration camp, Idaho. Resisted draft orders and was imprisoned at McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington. Resettled in Seattle area after release. Mr. Hoshino passed away on June 17, 2008.
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Prewar prejudice in employment Segment 1 of 17 [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Description of Seattle's Nihonmachi hotel industry Segment 2 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Prewar relationships between Japanese and larger society; feeling like a third-class citizen Segment 3 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Prewar prejudice: being kicked out of "Homeguard" Segment 4 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Visiting Japan before the war Segment 5 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Childhood memories of Japantown Segment 6 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Issei and Nisei attitudes toward outbreak of war with Japan and mass removal Segment 7 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Memories of Puyallup Assembly Center: friendly guards, ice skating, and arguing over steel cots Segment 8 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Minidoka concentration camp: social life, work, impact of incarceration on families Segment 9 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Discussion of so-called "loyalty questions" and the decision to resist the draft Segment 10 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington A unique Japanese American attitude regarding one's time in county jail for resisting the draft Segment 11 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Description of McNeil Island Penitentiary, Washington; imprisoned for resisting the draft Segment 12 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Leaving McNeil Island Penitentiary, starting over Segment 13 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Reflections on the decision to resist the draft, telling younger generation about experiences Segment 14 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Experiences with racism, feeling like a third-class citizen Segment 15 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Not speaking about experiences for a long time Segment 16 of 17 [ Previous segment ] -- [ Next segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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Interview location: Seattle, Washington Reflecting on the U.S. government's actions, "We did receive an apology... sign of a good government" Segment 17 of 17 [ Previous segment ] For more information, visit Densho
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